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Legal Advice and Services

The General Counsel provides legal counsel, manages legal risk, oversees compliance, and offers preventive advice to a wide range of university constituencies, including the board of trustees, the president, the vice presidents, deans, and program directors, supervisors, and student organizations.

The legal services provided include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drafts, reviews, and approves those policies and procedures with legal implications
  • Researches and analyzes laws and regulations
  • Educates and trains the university community about legal issues
  • Prepares written and verbal opinions of counsel as needed
  • Reviews, prepares, and approves contracts
  • Manages all litigation that affects the university

Find Us

Heffron Hall, Executive Office
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office of General Counsel
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #30
Winona, MN 55987-1399

Connect With Us

Ann Merchlewitz, J.D.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Executive Offices

Heffron Hall, HE EXEC OFF

Campus Box: # 30

(507) 457-1587

Ann Merchlewitz J.D.